Sometimes we experience events in our lives which have an impact on us emotionally and can affect our mental well-being. These events may affect us immediately, or at a later date when we least expect it. Something may trigger a reaction in us that we find hard to cope with, and struggle to understand why we are feeling this way. Counselling offers a safe environment where our thoughts and feelings can be explored with someone who is independent of our everyday lives and the situation. By providing a space where you can speak openly about your concerns, in the knowledge that you will be listened to and not be judged, it allows you to work through the feelings and emotions you are experiencing. This will give you a greater understanding of yourself, which will help you to work through the challenges you are currently facing and hopefully help you to develop your ability to combat challenges in the future.